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William "Billy" Jasper KingWilliam "Billy" Jasper King, 93, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2021 with his son, Joey, by his side. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him throughout his lifetime and ultimately gave him peace. Billy was born and attended school in Rockingham County, and proudly served in the Navy for several years. He was employed by the American Tobacco Company for his entire career and was admired by his co-workers for his kindness and his strong work ethic. Billy was a loyal member of his beloved Penn Memorial Baptist Church, where he rarely missed a service. He was a member of the Dan Overby Sunday School Class, the SonShine Saints Senior Group, the Penn Memorial Bible Study Group and served as a deacon for many years. His Christian values were evident in his unselfish and unconditional love for others. Billy was born to the late William Edgar King and Lottie Gammon King, of Reidsville. Along with his parents; his daughter, Orenthia Snead, and his beloved wife and best friend, Ellen Hearp, predeceased him. Billy is survived by his son, Joey (Sheila) and his granddaughter Leah. The family will hold a graveside ceremony at 2:00 pm Monday, January 18, 2021 at Evergreen Memory Gardens with Rev. Tommy Puryear officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Penn Memorial Baptist Church at 2029 Freeway Dr., Reidsville N.C. 27320.
Dear Joey, i'm sincerely sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. King. What a great man he was! I know he's loving life now re-united with your mom in heaven. God bless you and your family! Sincerely, Ernie and Susan Massey
ernie massey Feb 1 2021 3:03 PM
A candle was lit in memory of William "Billy" King
Steve Manley Jan 19 2021 11:16 AM
Joey, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. Sending prayers.
Betty Gammon Greenlee Jan 18 2021 4:38 PM
Always so quick to share his testimony in both word and deed. I will miss his wisdom and his example but I think most of all I will miss his smile. Looking forward to springtime when all the flowers you shared with me last year will be in full bloom. And that will make me smile. Our family will miss you Mr. Billy!
Barbara Paschal Jan 18 2021 4:05 PM
Our deepest condolences upon the loss of Billy. He and Ellen were one of the first couples to make us feel so much at home at Penn Memorial years ago. Those memories along with others will never be forgotten. He truly was an example of a Christian husband, father, grandfather, and friend and was never afraid to share his testimony. He was a devoted member and leader in the Church and will definitely be missed along with his welcoming smile and handshake to all. May all of your happy memories be forever close in heart. Love and prayers.
Calvin and Susan Stultz Jan 18 2021 12:55 PM
Joey, so sad about your Dads passing. Such a good man and I always loved Wild Bill and Mrs. Ellie. Great people, like second parents to me. Love you my friend. T. Massey. RFD
Tommy Massey Jan 18 2021 11:15 AM
Joey, my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dad. I remember Billy fondly from ATC.
Ruth S Scott Jan 17 2021 9:01 PM
Joey, So sorry for the loss of your Dad! Keeping you all in our Thoughts and Prayers! Sonny and Evelyn Conner
Sonny and Evelyn Conner Jan 17 2021 3:20 PM
Joey and Shelia, Our love and prayers. Your Dad would always wave at me when I went by the house and I send to you that same comfort. We are thinking of you. Anne and Michael Simpson
Anne Simpson Jan 17 2021 10:09 AM
Joey, your Dad and Mom were some of the kindest people this side of heaven. I can still hear your Dads hearty laugh. I know you were blessed to have him as your Dad. Prayers and thoughts. Keith Bradsher
keith bradsher Jan 17 2021 7:35 AM